YRDSB 2022 Student exhibition
In 2022, the McMichael worked with a total of 236 students from 9 classes at 4 schools across the York Region District School Board. From January – May students met once a week for 5 weeks, working virtually with McMichael Educators, guest artists and Elders. Participants met for one final 6th session onsite at the McMichael for a day of exploration, viewing the galleries collection and current exhibitions and artmaking together. Artwork created by students during the final two weeks of the program can be seen below. This project encouraged students to reflect and visually represent an important personal experience in their lives, some of the students have included an artist statement along with their painting.